A scene from Terminator Salvation: “Any apocalyptic vision of AI can be disregarded,” says Prof Luciano Floridi. The worst-case scenario is when the development of AI  benefits the minority.

There is a disturbing moment in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey when the sentient ship computer Hal suffers a meltdown. Outside, in the depth(...)

IBM is using big data for massive textual analysis to help accelerate pharmaceutical research

At IBM’s Almaden research centre in the hills just outside of San Jose, big data is a big part of current research.While much of the work that happens(...)